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Memories From the Drake Relays: Mike Mahon

I’ve attended several World Series, Olympics, numerous NCAA Final Fours and NCAA Championships but the Drake Relays always holds a fond spot in my heart. Feature photo: Jenny Simpson and Mike Mahon ©Jim Kirby-2013 First and foremost it’s the oldest and best sports tradition in Iowa. There’s no other sporting event in the Hawkeye state where fans […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 25, 2017: Drake Relays Week!

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we get hyped up for the greatest weekend of the year, THE DRAKE RELAYS! We also congratulate this weeks performers of the week!  This week’s  winners are the All-Iowan UNI 4×4 of Jasmine Blue-CR Jeff, Maddie Blue Hudson,Lindsey Kite- Jesup and Maddie Irmen-Dav Assumption, champions at the Musco Invite last […]

Minnesota’s Hawkins Adding to School’s Record Book

The Golden Gopher women’s track & field team won the team title at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular with host Kansas, Southern Illinois, and Cal to wrap up the four-day Kansas Relays Saturday evening. Minnesota won 10 events and secured seven runner-up finishes to seal the team crown over host Kansas, 195.5 to 181.5. Courtesy Golden […]

Panthers Headed For Drake This Weekend

The UNI track and field program will stay in the state of Iowa for the second consecutive week as they take on the 2017 Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, April 26-29. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jordan Pingel-Pella-UNI ©Mike Byrnes The UNI track and field program will stay in the state of Iowa for […]

Memories From the Drake Relays: Steve Roth

Steve Roth is a state championship winning coach at Washington High School and is entering his 41st year as head coach of the Demons.  Roth is a very active Track and Field official working many collegiate meets across Iowa and currently holds the office of President of the Iowa Association of Track and Field and […]

Cyclones Set For the Relays

The Iowa State track and field team stays in-state this weekend as the Cyclones send a contingent to the Drake Relays in Des Moines. ISU begins competition with the decathlon on Wednesday and Thursday, with track events beginning Thursday evening at 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click […]

Dutch Men and Women Score Well at Home Meet

Women In the four-team Central Open on Saturday, the Central College women’s track & field team sprinted its way to the team crown. Courtesy Dutch Athletics, click here!Feature photo: P.J. Carey-Ankeny-Central ©Dutch Athletics The home squad piled up 206 points on their way to the title, Simpson College was the runner-up with 167 points. “Overall, it was […]

Record Breaking Day For Panthers at Musco

The University of Northern Iowa track and field program placed high at the Musco Invitational today, coming away with multiple wins and three school records. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jolissa Kriegel-BGM-UNI ©Panther Athletics Brandon Carnes started the day by shattering his own UNI and Missouri Valley Conference records in the 100 meter dash, running […]

Hawks Claim 13 Titles at Musco

The University of Iowa track and field team claimed 13 event titles at the 18thannual Musco Twilight meet at Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics/Jack Rossi, click here! Feature photo: Avery Meyers-W. Liberty-Iowa ©Jim Kirby In front of 1,925 fans, the Hawkeyes competed under the lights with Creighton, Drake, Dubuque, Iowa Central CC, Loyola, Northern Iowa, […]